Immunization Program : Nebraska School Immunization Laws

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have immunization requirements for children entering school. In Nebraska, children can’t attend classes in public or private school until the school has written proof of their immunization status.

To attend school, children in Nebraska are required to be immunized against the following diseases:  

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis
  • Polio
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella
  • Hepatitis B
  • Varicella (chicken pox)

Each school in Nebraska is required to keep the immunization history of the students enrolled on file. Parents or guardians must present one of the following documents to the school to verify immunization status:

  • An immunization record showing that the child is protected by age-appropriate immunizations.
  • A statement signed by a physician that the required immunization would be injurious to the student or members of the student's family or household.
  • An affidavit signed by a legally authorized representative stating that the immunization conflicts with the tenets and practices of a recognized religious denomination of which the student is a member.  

 


Below are forms in PDF PDF and MS Word MS Word format

PDFSummary of the School Immunization Rules and Regulations 2014-2015

PDFSummary of the School Immunization Rules and Regulations (Spanish) 2014-2015

PDF The School Record Card

PDFRefusal of Immunization for Medical Reasons
MS WordRefusal of Immunization for Medical Reasons (MS Word)

PDFRefusal of Immunization of Student for Religious Reasons
MS WordRefusal of Immunization of Student for Religious Reasons (MS Word)

PDFDocumentation of Varicella (Chicken Pox) Disease
MS WordDocumentation of Varicella (Chicken Pox) Disease (MS Word)

PDFTitle 173 - Control of Communicable Disease - Ch.3

PDFTitle 173 - Control of Communicable Disease - Ch.4


A student can be provisionally enrolled in school if he or she has started the immunizations series and continues the necessary immunizations as rapidly as is medically possible. If the student doesn’t continue with the immunization schedule, he or she will be sent home.

The school district is required by law to report the immunization status of each school to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services yearly. The current level of school immunization is 97.06% in Nebraska.


Contact Information

Immunization Program
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Phone: (402) 471-2139
FAX: (402 471-6426
Email:  sara.morgan@nebraska.gov

 


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